5th Annual Ghoul and Oyster Roast

Throughout the pandemic, The Harford Center has provided services and supports in homes, in the community, and online. Our Direct Support Professionals are some of the kindest, bravest, and most dedicated people you could ever hope to meet. Our organization, like most others, has faced its share of challenges and setbacks this year, especially financially.

Our annual Ghoul and Oyster Roast will look a little different this year, but it’s still going to be a blast. We have a weeklong celebration planned, with contests and raffles every night. You don’t have to be present to win, but it’s free to attend and we hope to see you there! Enter contests and buy raffle tickets below. Please consider sponsoring our event, donating the usual cost of a ticket, or making a donation of a different amount. Thank you so much for your support of The Harford Center and its mission. We couldn’t do it without you!

Scroll down for the raffle and contest schedule. Contest winners will receive a $50 Amazon gift card. Photos of raffle items will be posted soon. Check back here and follow us on Facebook @HarfordCenter for updates!


This event runs from 7:00 PM until 7:30 PM Monday, October 19th through Friday, October 23, and from 7:00 PM until 8:00 PM on Saturday, October 24. Every night will feature stories and information about our mission. Saturday’s event will be co-hosted by Kristy Breslin of WJZ-TV!

Raffles and Contests

Monday, October 19th:
Car Care Basket winner will be drawn. The Car Care Basket includes a professional car detailing from Jones Junction values at $299 and a basket full of car care items.
McCormick Basket winner will be drawn. Winner will receive a wide variety of spices, rubs, and marinades. Estimated value: $140

Tuesday, October 20th:
Local Small Business Basket will be drawn. Winner will receive: A one hour massage with Marissa Modha, a gift card and supplies for tanning at CoCo Buns, a $68 gift card for Board and Brush, a $10 gift card and a basket of items from the Rustic Peddler, a $40 gift card from Huber’s Farm, a $25 gift card for Lularue, Handmade Earrings from Beadiful Things, and Paparazzi Jewelry. This basket is valued at over $350.
Tour of Italy Basket will be drawn. Winner will receive: 4 bottles of wine, 2 wine glasses, an Italian cookbook, and gift cards to local Italian restaurants.

Wednesday, October 21:
The raffle for our Fine Art Giveaway will be drawn. The winner will receive a beautiful watercolor painting of a scene at Ladew Topiary Garden by North Carolina watercolor artist Sandra Brugh Moore. Estimated value: $250.

Thursday, October 22:
The winner of our Pumpkin Carving Contest (judged by the people we support) will be announced. Winner will receive a $50 Amazon Gift Card.
Fitness Basket winner will be drawn. Winner will receive a one month free membership to the YMCA, one month of free classes from Beach Bee Yoga, and yoga blocks.
Spa Basket winner will be drawn. Winner will receive a one hour massage from Patricia Martin, a basket of hair care products, and aromatherapy candles. Estimated value: $175.

Friday, October 23:
The winners of our Pet Costume Contest will be announced. Winner will receive a $50 Amazon Gift Card.
Pet Basket winner will be drawn. Winner will receive a gift certificate for dog grooming from Bry Wagger’s, a basket of Kara’s K9 Waffle Treats, a one month Bark Box, a dog pillow, a bow tie, pet wipes and shampoo, a magazine, and assorted pet Halloween toys.

Saturday, October 24:
Human Costume Contest winner will be announced. Winner will receive a $50 Amazon Gift Card,
Winners will be drawn for our 50/50.
Cauldron of Cheer winner will be drawn. Winner will receive assorted alcohol, including: Fireball, Captain Morgan, Oktoberfest, Jim Beam, several bottles of wine, and a variety of beer.
Jewelry Basket winner will be drawn. Winner will receive two high-end pieces from Saxon’s and handmade pieces from a local creator. The value of this basket is over $200.
Maryland Theme Basket winner will be drawn. Winner will receive a $50 gift certificate from Vince’s Crab House, Old Bay Hot Sauce, a crab cheese knife and cutting board, a Maryland dish towel, Berger cookies, Baltimore Blonde Beer, a Maryland lanyard, and a Maryland water bottle. Estimated value: $185.